What to do with all of this free time?
January 24, 2010 1:02 PM Subscribe
I'm unemployed until march. I find myself spending hours on the internet for lack of anything better to do. What can I do that is either extremely cheap, or preferably free, to fill up my time until then?
posted by pintapicasso to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (30 answers total) 39 users marked this as a favorite
I'm without a full-time job until late march. I'm living off my savings (which only covers rent and utilities) and one shift a week at a restaurant (all they can give me) until then, which means that I have a lot of time, and quite literally no expendable cash. This has been my situation since Christmas.
What can I do that is either extremely cheap, or preferably free, to fill up my time for the next couple of months? Here is what I already do:
-Running, push-ups, weight lifting - 3-5x a week (I have a Y -membership)
-Working on my secret Quonsar gift
-Organized and cleaned my whole apartment
-Mended my boyfriend's clothes, helped clean his apartment
-Walk downtown to get a coffee and read
-Snowshoe and xc ski (I'm in VT)
-Volunteer with refugee families - 3-5x a week
-Free yoga class - once a week
Despite all of this, I find myself spending hours on the internet for lack of anything better to do. I'd like to acquire a skill and am going to learn to play poker online. I'm also going to hitch a ride to NYC and Montreal later this month.
Any other suggestions for how to fill up my time? An awesome card trick to master? A really good book recommendation? I'll take anything. Thanks, metafilter!